The long awaited sun came today - fabulous
We worked hard - well Nigel worked harder than I did as my job was done earlier and so I worked on lying prone in the garden.
Today we had a chain saw and we were not afraid to use it. OK so we were a little afraid ... its a serious tool ... but we tackled the trees we wanted to remove.
We had several dwarf conifers that could give trading standards a run for their money.
Dwarf ... at over 7 foot I think not.
So down they came.
You can see a couple of the brutes here ... but not for long
Oh yes - the spaceman in the white suit - that would be my tree feller - or tree fella!
Both of us get a nasty rash from conifer sap and so one of us was covered. One of us wasn't - yes I do have a rash on my arms.
How to get rid of four 'dwarf' conifers.... easy. You take one very posh very expensive car and fill it with said dwarf conifers .... several times.
Another day where we moved our garden to the local council tip.
and then you use the lawnmover as a hoover to clean up the lawn and the drive.
A couple of other pics to share .... one from yesterday.
Now if we could just get the hand of looking int he right direction we could possibly take an acceptable picture with the i pad.
These two are priceless. I rarely catch Kira doing anything, let alobe doing something so odd and typically Kira.
We have voile curtains int he dining room, which she has wrecked. She has a real fascination with being 'in' them. A little like a bride looking through a veil.
She will sit wrapped in them for ages.
My little Bengal Oce-bit
And a quick page for today's UKS challenge and our 2013 album
You gotta love the puns ladies
Today I am thankful for
- Sunshine at last
- a job well done
- Bank Holidays
- Tidy wardrobes
And I have shared this before but it popped in an e mail the other day and it needs to be shared more than once.
Written by a 90 year old
This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!!
Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio ..
"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written.
My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:
1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short – enjoy it.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don't worry, God never blinks.
16.. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19.. It's never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere..
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need
42. The best is yet to come...
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."